(Motorsport-Entire.com) – Carlos Sainz had his most successful years in Formula 1 at McLaren. Both 2019 as well as 2020 he finished sixth overall, once each time he stood on the podium. Nevertheless, the driver and staff will go their separate ways in the future, because Sainz signed with Ferrari before the start of this season.

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At that time nobody suspected that the Scuderia has its worst season since 40 years and in the Constructors’ World Championship even well behind McLaren would rank. The Personnel took third place, while Ferrari only went home in sixth place.

“Carlos has obviously played a very important role on our journey in the past two years,” said McLaren team boss Andreas Seidl Sainz ‘share in the success.

Most impressive work of Sainz

“He came to usa after a really difficult time for the staff. And from the first outing, the test in Abu Dhabi two years ago, he gave everything for us, both in the car and Driver as well as outside the car in terms of the working relationship and the attitude towards the engineers “, praises Seidl the Spaniard . “And in the end, the points that he has collected with us in these two years speak for themselves, and the result that we were able to achieve as a Personnel in the constructors’ championship,” said the team boss proudly.

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What impressed him most was how Sainz approaches the race weekends: “How focused he’s like going into that zone during the weekends. And then he just pulled it off when it came down to it, both in qualifying and in the race. He’s very strong when it comes to running the race. ”

Seidl prophesies: Will be successful with Ferrari

This way, Sainz always has an overview and is able to find the right steadiness between risk and return on the route. “When you see as soon as he did this year, the first laps he drove, how many positions he was able to catch up, the way he manages the tires, the battle is impressive.”

That is why Seidl is convinced that Sainz has everything it takes to become a top driver in Formula 1 – even if that at Ferrari whether the current weakness of form of the group should really not be a sure-fire success.

Carlos Sainz

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Nevertheless, the McLaren team boss emphasizes: “The way in which he drives, the way in which he interacts with the staff outside the car, together with his surroundings, that he also has around him, I have no doubt that he will do a great job there and be successful with Ferrari. “

How will Sainz fare against Leclerc 2021 beat?

“It is obviously going to be a very interesting season next year r because there are many driver changes and it will be very interesting like him against Charles (Leclerc; Note d. R.) will beat , which is very strong “, Seidl looks ahead.

” But as I said, I think in These two years at McLaren you could see that Carlos has everything to become a top driver. “The staff is not entirely uninvolved in that.

” It was obviously a crucial period in his formula for him too -1 career. I think that along with the work we did in staffing by giving him a competitive car, with all the changes within the team, he had the opportunity to show his skill as soon as he did. “

Brown: Sainz is an” excellent stout prix driver “

“So it can be said that both parties benefited from it. But here, too, he showed that he was able to do as soon as he was able to do it with the staff and a car that is also on the advance. And that gave him the likelihood to go to Ferrari. “

McLaren CEO Zak Brown, who signed Sainz at the time, emphasizes:” We would never have done that if we didn’t think that he’s an excellent stout prix driver. I think you can say that he exceeded our expectations. “

” He has settled in really well in our environment. He did an excellent job, and he and Lando (Norris) have helped lead the way over the years. (…) They made a huge contribution, just like everyone at McLaren, to give them a good, reliable racing car. “

Renault was also a good Accomplice,” so that everything came together , and Carlos and Lando made the most of the opportunity, “Brown continues.” It just shows that you can get the best out of a driver if you give him a really good environment, and not just in the racing car. “

” I think that’s something Andreas and I are pretty good at in storage. And he really excelled. He was very quick in qualifying. A very tough racing driver. He is demanding when he has to be. He’s done a great job these two years. I would say it exceeded our expectations. “


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